Early voting turnout in Tarrant County surpasses 2016 numbers with one day of early voting left

Voters keep a distance of six feet while waiting in line to cast their ballot in Grapevine. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters keep a distance of six feet while waiting in line to cast their ballot in Grapevine. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters keep a distance of six feet while waiting in line to cast their ballot in Grapevine. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

With only one day left of early voting before Election Day, Tarrant County voters have surpassed their early voting turnout for the 2016 election.

The last day of early voting in Texas is Oct. 30. Voters can cast their ballot at any location within Tarrant County, and polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. A full list of early voting locations can be found on the county’s webpage. On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The nonprofit Vote America has also released an online tool to track the mail-in ballots as they arrive at elections offices across Texas. Voters can check if their mail-in ballot was received by their county's respective election office.

As of Oct. 28, the Texas Secretary of State’s Office reported that cumulative early voting turnout for in-person and mail-in ballots was at 52.57% out of the 1,212,524 registered voters in Tarrant County. In 2016, total early voting turnout was 47.14% out of 1,077,598 registered voters.

The highest single-day turnout in the county for the 2020 election remains Oct. 16, with 49,835 ballots cast that day alone. The lowest turnout date was Oct. 25, with 15,352 ballots cast.


In terms of turnout, Tarrant County currently ranks 39th out of 254 Texas counties. The top five counties are McCulloch, Montgomery, Collin, Blanco, and Williamson counties.

For more 2020 election coverage, go to communityimpact.com/voter-guide.

By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot cup of tea.


MOST RECENT

Members of Southlake's City Council listen to an updated presentation from Rockwater Developments on the proposed development known as the Conservation on Dec.1. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake City Council moves forward with plans for neighborhood

The city of Southlake approved development plans for eight residential lots near the Harbor Oaks subdivision Dec. 1.

Members of the Carroll ISD board of trustees listen to community input on the Cultural Competence Action Plan during a public forum on Sept. 28. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carroll ISD halts work on Cultural Competence Action Plan following court's temporary restraining order

A Tarrant County district judge issued a temporary restraining order against members of the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees to cease all administrative actions on the school district’s Cultural Competence Action Plan.

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded the Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Bar closures, tighter business restrictions triggered in North Texas by COVID-19 hospitalizations

Restaurants, bars and many other businesses will face heightened restrictions after North Texas exceeded the governor’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Southlake City Council members listen to a presentation on the city's new business relief program during a Dec. 1 meeting. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake Business Grant Program launches Dec. 3

Eligible Southlake businesses may be awarded grants of up to $10,000.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

As of Nov. 30, patients confirmed to have COVID-19 filled 16.1% of hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties among others. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Texas hovers above key COVID-19 hospitalization threshold as further restrictions loom

North Texas businesses could face additional restrictions—including the closure of some bars—if area hospitals do not see a reversal in the number of COVID-19 patients within a matter of days.

With online shopping expected to increase this year, officials warn that scams are also expected to be more prevalent. (Courtesy of Pexels)
FBI shares safety tips against online scams

Ahead of a busy online shopping season, the FBI reminds customers of potential frauds and scams.

Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth Care)
Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Here are eight recent business updates from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Grapevine's Main Street Santa event was moved to the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau building this year to allow more space for social distancing. (Courtesy Main Street Santa)
No-contact photos with Santa and more holiday events in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Families will be able to participate in events that employ a variety of COVID-19 safety precautions.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Between Nov. 15-21, Tarrant County reported 8,791 new confirmed cases and 1,047 probable cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Tarrant County officials urge caution ahead of holidays as COVID-19 cases surge

Between Nov. 15-21, Tarrant County reported 8,791 new confirmed cases and 1,047 probable cases of COVID-19.